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|Stock Number and
||1/35 scale waterslide decal set No.
T35016; US Army's Operation Iraqi Freedom M1A1HA (Heavy Common) Abrams
|Media and Contents:
||decal subjects for marking up to
||Captures current vehicles markings
in use in Iraq
||Relatively high cost
||Highly Recommended for Abrams fans
as well as OIF 1/OIF 2 followers
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Echelon is rapidly turning out to be the best armored vehicle waterslide
decal manufacturer around, and I am amazed with each succeeding sheet they
release. This latest one covers vehicles currently serving in Iraq as part of
The sheet covers vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division and 1st Armored
Division, both in sand and NATO tricolor schemes. Complete markings, down to
shipping labels, bar codes and handling/stowage stencils are included for each
of the seven primary subjects.
First up are two sand colored vehicles from 3-7 Cavalry which is an armor
battalion with the 3rd ID. These vehicles are B-24 and B-44 (BUSHPIG BANDITS)
both of which wear a "death's head in a CVC" insignia.
Next are two vehicles from 1-37 Armor of the 1st Armored Division in NATO paint.
These vehicles still carry their USAREUR convoy reflectors (yellow/red flashes
on the rear of the hull) as well as another "death's head" shield on a diamond.
Both are unnamed.
There are two tanks from 2-70 Armor from the 1st Armored, B-32 (BANG BUS) and
B-34 (BIG HITCH). They have sand CIP panels to break up the NATO scheme.
Lastly is a tank from 2-69 Armor from the 1st Armored, B-14 (BAGHDAD'S
NIGHTMARE). This tank is also in sand.
Specifics are called out (e.g. which tanks have the turret mounted APU and which
do not) for markings and differences among the units.
Lastly the sheet provides the name for the Panther II mine clearer as presented
in the DML kit – "MY PRECIOUS" – which is dual colored.
Overall, these sheets are the best way for using waterslide transfers to either
correct or replace the kit markings (most of the ones I have seen and reviewed
come with either training unit markings from the former 194th Armor Brigade at
Fort Knox or incorrect/incomplete markings from OIF1.)
Thanks to Lawrence Goh of Echelon for the review sample.
Review Text Copyright © 2005 by Cookie
Page Created 03 September, 2005
Last updated 04 September, 2005
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